Thursday, 11 October 2018

GW/MW-034 - Mynydd Cynros


GW/MW-034 - Mynydd Cynros

10/10/2018

360 degrees blue sky

What a cracking day. John GW4TQE/p was in my area with great opportunities for s2s and a chance to meet up with him and his XYL once again.  As usual I parked opposite the Church and Abbey at Talley (SN 632328) and made my way up the zig-zag path towards the summit….felt the weight of my rucksack today as I had packed the linear and lunch.

Early morning at the Abbey
Autumn leaves
Not far now
I’d have qualified easily within a matter of minutes if my friend Peter GW4JQP had been able to hear me on 4m, he was suffering QRM and I wasn’t making the trip to Ammanford ...he was 5/9 with me. I quickly moved to 60m and Mike G0HIO called in to give me my fourth contact to qualify the summit…he was pleased as it was a complete for him (activate and chase of a summit).

Ready for the activation

08:46z
MW0VKD
144MHz
FM
Kevin .. Kidwelly
08:50z
MW0VKD
70MHz
FM
Kevin .. diff band
08:54z
MW0ZVR
144MHz
FM
Barry
08:55z
GW0PLP
144MHz
FM
Don .. nr Aberporth
09:03z
G0HIO
5MHz
SSB
Mike .. Burton upon Trent
09:06z
M0IML
5MHz
SSB
Barry .. nr Dover
09:10z
G0RQL
5MHz
SSB
Don .. Holsworthy
09:11z
G4OKM
5MHz
SSB
Mike .. Berkshire
09:17z
GW4TQE/P
144MHz
FM
John s2s.. GW/SW-036 Mynydd Sylen
09:26z
GW4JQP
144MHz
FM
Pete .. Ammanford
09:39z
EI3GYB
3.5MHz
SSB
Michael .. County Mayo
09:42z
G6NHW
3.5MHz
SSB
Peter .. Birmingham
09:44z
G4OBK
3.5MHz
SSB
Phil .. Pickering
09:44z
G0RQL
3.5MHz
SSB
Don .. diff band
09:45z
M0TMD/P
3.5MHz
SSB
Helen .. nr Glossop
09:57z
DL/OE9EGI/P
7MHz
SSB
Egon s2s .. DL/AL-110
09:59z
IK2LEY
7MHz
SSB
Fabio
10:00z
EA2CKX
7MHz
SSB
Pedro .. Spain
10:01z
OE5AUL/P
7MHz
SSB
Peter s2s .. OE/OO-265
10:02z
OE5YYN/P
7MHz
SSB
Sylvia s2s .. OE/OO-265
10:04z
PA7ZEE
7MHz
SSB
Geert .. Netherlans
10:05z
ON4FI
7MHz
SSB
Karel .. Belgium
10:05z
SQ9MDF
7MHz
SSB
Leszek .. Poland
10:06z
OK3KW
7MHz
SSB
10:10z
GW4TQE/P
144MHz
FM
John s2s .. GW/SW-039
My Log

Cracking day
I had a busy time on the summit without the use of the linear.  I never even had time to eat my dinner as my last s2s with John brought a comment that he was ready to head for his next summit. This meant that I had better pack up as I had a long way to go to meet up with him.

Talley below...SOTA summits in the distance

GW/SW-031 - Mynydd Uchaf

Arriving at the car park (SN 717095) at Mynydd Uchaf you can’t but notice the wind generators that have been erected lately.  I was on summit in good time to catch John 2m on Mynydd y Betws..he would soon be with me  .... I even had time to eat my lunch. Not wishing to spoil John’s activation of Mynydd Uchaf I decided to stick to chasing as I knew Rod would be on summit soon from the Scottish Borders…bingo, soon in the log..thanks Rod. Keeping away from 2m I called on 4m and back came Peter in Ammanford then as John arrived on summit Dave and Nick made my log from the Lake District…thanks everyone.

GW4TQE/p

12:07z
GW4TQE/P
144MHz
FM
John s2s .. GW/SW-028
12:18z
M0JLA/P
5MHz
SSB
Rod s2s .. G/SB-004
12:35z
GW4JQP
70MHz
FM
Peter .. Ammanford
13:05z
G3TQQ/P
3.5MHz
SSB
Dave s2s .. G/LD-018
13:06z
G4OOE/P
3.5MHz
SSB
Nick s2s .. G/LD-018
13:07z
GW6OVD
144MHz
FM
Mal .. Nelson
13:12z
GW0PLP
144MHz
FM
Don .. nr Aberporth
13:13z
G0RQL
144MHz
FM
Don .. Holsworthy
My Log


80m loading coils in place...wind turbines now close to the summit

It was great to see John again after our last Joint activation. He soon qualified the summit on 2m with me picking up a quick ‘hello’ with Mal, Don PLP and Don RQL.  It had been a great day but John was keen to move on to Trichrug for his last summit. I chased him on the way home by stopping in a lay-by on the Black Mountain…thanks John.

(HF) Elecraft KX2 (5 watts) and 4Ah LiPo

(VHF) Yaesu FT2 with cable dipole on fishing mast

4m Wouxun KG-699E with loaded  flexiwhip antenna

Antenna - 3 band link dipole (60/40/20 (+15m extensions +80m loading coils)

Antenna support - 7m Fishing pole.

Thanks everyone for the contacts

73 Allan GW4VPX